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About the Macintosh Garden

The Macintosh Garden is an abandonware archive, dedicated in particular to supporting the Macintosh computer platform. A notable feature of Macintosh Garden is its emphasis on emulation, encouraging users to run historical software on modern systems.

Software featured on the Macintosh Garden has been discontinued by their publishers and is no longer commercially available. The Macintosh Garden aims to preserve these treasures for future generations, providing documentation and downloads of the original files.

With respect to copyrighted software: Non-qualifying software is removed if detected and upon request. If software is removed due to copyright, a link to the Publisher's purchase page is provided in it's place.

The website is primarily a wiki, allowing contributors to upload files and screenshots as well as edit descriptions and other details. Software is divided into Apps and Games and these are categorized by genre, year, author and publisher, etc.;

Originally founded in 2001. Throughout this time the site was hosted by "Home of the Underdogs" an earlier PC abandonware site. In late 2008, HOTU went bankrupt and the Macintosh Garden was without a home for a short period. The Macintosh Garden relaunched in 2009 in the form you now see it as it's own independent identity, and it plans to keep active for now and into the future. We hope that you like and enjoy it.


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anthonyschr's picture
by anthonyschr - 2010, April 1 - 11:45pm

Just realized though, that uploading to this website is buggy and might be impossible under that particular setup.

anthonyschr's picture
by anthonyschr - 2010, April 1 - 11:24pm

Does Classilla work better than Mozilla? I use Mozilla 1.1 under Mac OS 9.2.2.

Bolkonskij's picture
by Bolkonskij - 2010, March 30 - 9:51pm

Why not using Classilla for OS 9 web browsing? I suppose it's the best solution we have right now and it works great with the Mac Garden. (http://www.floodgap.com/software/classilla/)

Hiteckredneck's picture
by Hiteckredneck - 2010, March 21 - 5:32am

Hey yall, I know there was talk from some posters that the site isn't compatible enough for older browsers, you folks that are having this problem should try out the download for IE 5.5. The read-me says that it will support some Mac OS 7 versions + 8 and 9. If you do download it get it from the mega download link, I had errors with the page link. When you install run the MS self-repair and everything went pretty smooth after that, try it out you may like it.. I'm running 9.0.4.... it was buggy at first but after a few restarts and running the MS repair it seems to work fine... actually better than IE 5, it'll show you the garden in a better light if it works for you.

Dragnerok X's picture
by Dragnerok X - 2010, March 19 - 11:07pm

I stumbled across this bit whilst doing a research project on the DMCA, and it seems to help define the gray area of "warez" on this site:

"Computer programs and video games distributed in formats that have become obsolete and that require the original media or hardware as a condition of access, when circumvention is accomplished for the purpose of preservation or archival reproduction of published digital works by a library or archive. A format shall be considered obsolete if the machine or system necessary to render perceptible a work stored in that format is no longer manufactured or is no longer reasonably available in the commercial marketplace. (A renewed exemption, first approved in 2003.)"

I'd say that Macintosh Garden would constitute an "archive" seeking the "preservation" of classic Macintosh games and programs.

anthonyschr's picture
by anthonyschr - 2010, March 19 - 2:55am

Does anyone know if there is a version of Fly! for Mac that is abandonware?

themacmeister's picture
by themacmeister - 2010, March 18 - 5:13am

Sorry Balrog, I'll use the forums in future. I use the recent changes page as my start page!

Balrog's picture
by Balrog - 2010, March 18 - 1:45am

@themacmeister:

Can you keep this kind of discussion in the forums, please? It's a lot easier to find things there.

Or, if you have something to upload, make a page for it? Same reasons Smile

And yes, MachTen is still sold; I'm not sure about the 68K version though, so that one might be ok.

themacmeister's picture
by themacmeister - 2010, March 12 - 9:04am

I have a cracked PC version of Boogaloopers (identical to the Mac version). Does anyone know if a working serial number or crack exists for the Mac version?

Balrog's picture
by Balrog - 2010, March 9 - 2:55am

@themacmeister:

MachTen would be warez; it's still sold.

themacmeister's picture
by themacmeister - 2010, March 5 - 4:30am

I was going to post MachTen 4.01 Root directory (stuffed), but macgui has 4.1.1 Installer.

See link a few posts down for site URL.

Euryale's picture
by Euryale - 2010, March 3 - 5:11am

We already have, long time ago some one posted that site here...somewhere

themacmeister's picture
by themacmeister - 2010, March 3 - 5:06am

OMFG - check this site out - http://www.macgui.com/downloads/?cat_id=56

A massive archive of new(ish) and v.old stuff for Mac. Incredible. They should be affiliated with Macintosh Garden.

Attila's picture
by Attila - 2010, March 2 - 3:23pm

You can find color Dark Castle still for sale here: http://www.deltatao.com/products.html

EDIT: Or at least it was, anyway. I would try sending them an e-mail, you're sure to get a reply. Or you can go with this: http://www.superhappyfunfun.com/games/gam_returntodc.html

DanGx's picture
by DanGx - 2010, March 2 - 10:23am

I spent my day looking for the Color version of Dark Castle and the serial for Softwindows 1.0.3 or the softwindows 1.0.2 installer but i couldn't find any of those three lol, if anyone has info on that i will greatly appreciate it! Thankz

bertyboy's picture
by bertyboy - 2010, March 2 - 9:24am

Even the manuals will sell

themacmeister's picture
by themacmeister - 2010, March 2 - 8:09am

sorry bertyboy,

I only meant the MANUALS, not the computers... they are pretty slim manuals too (being Apple computers, they don't need to be huge). They hold a lot of nostalgia value for me now, so I might keep them on display in the bookcase...

bertyboy's picture
by bertyboy - 2010, March 1 - 9:29am

They'll sell.

Here (UK) eMac G4s go for £10.
I missed a Colour Classic yesterday that went for £31 - I bid £30 and was prepared to bid up to £60.
And an old PM4400/200 with monitor last night, that I thought no-one else would bid on - I bid £25, starting at 99p, but it went for £70.
I bid on 9 Mac items yesterday, won nothing - but that's what happens on Saturday/Sunday. Four items to bid on today.

So, yes, it'll sell.

themacmeister's picture
by themacmeister - 2010, February 16 - 6:08am

Home of the Underdogs is back online, and all files have been recovered and relinked

http://hotud.org/

Dragnerok X's picture
by Dragnerok X - 2010, February 14 - 6:57am

In another words, I've noticed that re-uploading the application fixes most broken links. YMMV.

EDIT: Oftentimes, the file will be placed in the http://macintoshgarden.org/sites/macintoshgarden.org/files/ folder but link to the http://s3.amazonaws.com/macgarden/ folder. In those cases, just copy the link from when you upload the file and post it in the description.

TataMisia's picture
by TataMisia - 2010, February 12 - 7:06pm

Yes MacinTricks , it is very good way . I make that very often Smile

MacinTricks's picture
by MacinTricks - 2010, February 12 - 4:40pm

That procedure did not work for me, unfortunately. However, not a bad way to do it if a user is really desperate to get a program; just choose "edit the page", and download the file.

Dragnerok X's picture
by Dragnerok X - 2010, February 11 - 11:23pm

I've been noticing a lot of broken links on this site, lately. To fix most, sign in and go to "Edit this page" on the page of the broken application or game. Scroll down until you see the application file and SAVE it to your hard drive. Then click the remove button, re-upload it and scroll down further until you see "save". Click save to save your changes, then note your fix in the comments.

Minimum91's picture
by Minimum91 - 2010, February 7 - 8:37pm

@MacinTricks You are so right about the Basic HTML Look! I would love to access Macintoshgarden from my old Macs without having a pain in the butt to download it first to my Modern Mac and then Go through all the things just to get the game on the old machine.

themacmeister's picture
by themacmeister - 2010, February 5 - 12:13pm

I just added two GUI apps for preferences editing for SheepShaver OSX (under Emulators).

If you believe they should not be included here, please delete them. They are so difficult to find tho, that I think they deserve a place here (but without SheepShaver - there should be a current link to the Full-Screen Universal Binary build of Dec 2009. Could someone perhaps add a link in the comments?

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by SwedeBear - 2010, February 4 - 11:35am

Somewhere about 1 600. That´s for the games alone. Wink

bertyboy's picture
by bertyboy - 2010, February 4 - 9:20am

Jusr a theory on the reason all our uploads are missing from amazonaws.com. I looked through the XML for the site, it appears that it can hold a maximum of 1000 entries. How many games and apps does the site have now ?

themacmeister's picture
by themacmeister - 2010, February 4 - 8:09am

I have almost all versions of RamDoubler and a few RamCharger. Getting them installed from Disk Images is almost impossible, you may need to revert to an ACTUAL FLOPPY DISK!!!

OS9 is surely out, although I may have a SINGLE VERSION of RD that works with 9.0/9.1? If you are happy with 8.6 (which works with CarbonLib I believe - so even runs carbonised OSX apps!) then you should be OK. There are hacks out there to triple/quadruple or even quintuple your RAM - so I hope you have a reasonable amount to start with. I was impressed with RealPC's speed over VPC, although I did not use the speed hacks and tips available. You can email me at craig.cooper@gmail.com and we can discuss how to help you out. I only have MacOS 9.2 so I cannot test anything here Sad

Dragnerok X's picture
by Dragnerok X - 2010, February 2 - 8:53am

Any ETA on the server update? It was "within a few weeks" as of December 9th, certainly you must be getting close.

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2010, January 29 - 4:22pm

VPC 2.1.1 had the 3D acceleration

Later versions dropped it, unfortunately.

I remember playing Monkey Islands 3 with it, the bottom quarter of the screen showing static picts (renewed after alt key pressing), rest of the screen regularly animated.

Now playing MI3 w/ScummVM...

Hiteckredneck's picture
by Hiteckredneck - 2010, January 28 - 11:12pm

Dear themacmiester

VPC 2.1.1 had the 3D acceleration, I have played Duke on it and some other Dos games and they work ok. The big reason I was looking for Ramcharger and Ram Doubler was because my Performas's memory is soldered to the board, pretty weird. It came from some internet place after the dot com bubble burst and I got it cheap. I also for got to say that the VPC supports Dos 6.22, Win 3.11, Win95, Win98, and Win NT it doesn't come with it. You will have to supply your own copy's of the OS's. Does anyone have a copy of AliasMenu or something along the lines of that? Still working on archiving the VPC it should be added soon.

JLIT99's picture
by JLIT99 - 2010, January 24 - 4:58pm

Maybe, for the older Mac browsers like Netscape we could have a "simple HTML" mode..

Istarian's picture
by Istarian - 2010, January 22 - 9:41pm

I second the motion indicated by MacinTricks that this site should be made usable in older browsers if at all possible.

bertyboy's picture
by bertyboy - 2010, January 22 - 8:17pm

Not bad, at least it's easy to read.

Have you tried changing or adding a game page under any (recent) version of Firefox ? It really is enough to put you off uploadig stuff.

MacinTricks's picture
by MacinTricks - 2010, January 22 - 6:20pm

Wouldn't it be interesting to have Macintosh Garden actually look good in an early HTML browser? Since browsers like Netscape and Mosaic couldn't interpret PNG images, most of the images on modern sites don't work. Here is an example of Macintosh Garden in Netscape Navigator 3.04 (under SheepShaver, Mac OS 7.5.5) as of January 2010:

http://www.clarislink.net/mginnetscape.gif

Edit: Replaced 'xxx 7' with 'Mac OS 7' - IIGS User

themacmeister's picture
by themacmeister - 2010, January 19 - 11:22am

Hi hiteckredneck,

I have been testing those on a 600MHz G3 iBook, and have had absolutely no luck (seeing I have 384MB already, and I believe the max is 256 total, so even if they did work, I would LOSE 128MB RAM!!

You can email me at craig[dot]cooper[at]gmail[dot]com, make sure you put a descriptive subject to avoid being missed... and we can discuss it there...

PS. I will not be posting them on this site - although Virtual PC 2.1.1 has experimental 3D acceleration correct? That could be interesting, I believe I have that already too Smile

Hiteckredneck's picture
by Hiteckredneck - 2010, January 16 - 1:56pm

Hey guys do any of you have a copy of Ram Doubler 8 or 9 and also looking for a copy of Ram Charger? Ran really good on my Performa but I lost everything on boot a couple of years ago.. I have a copy of Virtual PC 2.1.1 and all the updaters I'll burn an image and upload soon. It does contain Windows 98, 95, 3.11 and Dos 6.11. Works in OS 9!

Retrowurst's picture
by Retrowurst - 2010, January 11 - 3:53pm

I just sent you 20 Bucks. So go out and buy this server! Smile

themacmeister's picture
by themacmeister - 2010, January 9 - 10:24am

Thanks SwedeBear, but I was thinking more of daemonising a task - and it appears I have found the answer on a website - which I cannot currently find again, but I will. It discusses how to change a single line in an app's info.plist file to run as a daemon. This will help me run aMule and uTorrent in the background. This will give me (mostly) what I was using QHW on WinXP for. For other more urgent requirements, command-Q will have to do Smile

EDIT: found it here if anyone else is interested - http://www.levoltz.com/2009/08/17/machow-to-concealing-a-programs-dock-i...

SwedeBear's picture
by SwedeBear - 2009, December 27 - 11:05pm

@Macmeister: F11, Command + H as some examples? Smile

themacmeister's picture
by themacmeister - 2009, December 27 - 2:19am

Well, I finally bit the bullet, and converted my main internet connected machine to OSX86. I trashed the MBR for WinXP, so there is no turning back now! I have been using it for 3 days now, and I do not miss anything at all about XP (except maybe Quick Hide Windows). Does anyone know a good window hiding app for MacOSX Leopard?

themacmeister's picture
by themacmeister - 2009, December 21 - 5:39am

I have added Gerrit's superb Nintendo64 emulator - Sixty Force.

This is the demo with watermark, but tested and working under OS9 (Rage128 pro), and I have played through Super Mario 64 a few times with this. Included here because it may be difficult to source this version on the internet now. (version 0.60).

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by Tammy Lozano - 2009, December 21 - 5:35am

My Name is Tammy Lozano, I used to work with Scott at Josten's Learning Corp.
I just wanted to tell him that I knew he could do it and that we miss him here. I enjoy everything that he creates, I always have even though I used to test them for bugs, and occasionally I did find some. Nothing that Scott could not fix ofcourse. Well Congratulations and good luck I wish you all the best. If you have the time give me a call or send me an e-mail at smmtdl@hotmail.com. I hope to hear from you soon, Take care.
Tammy

Balrog's picture
by Balrog - 2009, December 9 - 5:36pm

We'll probably be moving the server within a few weeks. It is going to happen though.

About the "no such key" issues ... I simply haven't had the time to debug it.

MileStones's picture
by MileStones - 2009, December 9 - 4:52pm

What on earth is going on with the Server Update????
We can't even get small files here, always 'no such key', is this all a scam for donations???

It's really getting annoying...

themacmeister's picture
by themacmeister - 2009, December 4 - 4:09am

Well, I thought I had it - and I WAS RIGHT!

I have discovered the release version of Claris Homepage 3.0 - not just the beta as before. It is the application only, so anyone with javascript etc. extras, feel free to post links later when I post a copy.

PS. I have at least 7 different versions of Claris Homepage 3.0 backed up - all but 1 is alpha/beta. Tongue

themacmeister's picture
by themacmeister - 2009, December 3 - 2:21am

no luck with HP PSC 1402 printer - it just isn't supported under OS9 - sigh.

I am sure that a lot of newer Canon or Epson printer models may still be supported under OS9?

I will look into it.

themacmeister's picture
by themacmeister - 2009, December 3 - 2:20am

Thanks for the advice MileStones, but I do not have OS X installed, so find this quite awkward to accomplish.

I have OSX86 on another hard drive somewhere, I might give it a shot if I can find it.

Cheers.

MileStones's picture
by MileStones - 2009, December 2 - 6:25pm

Why don't you just unzip it and recompress in stuffit format, the resource fork is included in Mac OS X, its just lost when you transfer it over to OS 9 unless you use stuffit or something...